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Free math tutoring is available at Math Café every Wednesday from 5-7pm at the WRRC. Come check it out! The WISE Mentoring Program is currently on hold until Fall 2012. Recruitment for mentors will begin in May, and mentee applications will be available in July. The WISE Mentoring Program will now be a year-long program, starting fall quarter and ending in spring quarter. The goal of the WISE Mentoring Program is to build strong relationships between women in STEM fields in hopes of sharing wisdom and helping women scientists succeed! Returning this spring is the STEM for Girls. Girls, ages 10-13, from the Sacramento-Davis region will meet and learn about science and will participate in hands-on activities and science lab tours. If you’re UCD women in STEM and you want to be a team leader, please e-mail wrrc@ ucdavis.edu.

By: Karla Zabaleta

The ‘V’ in V-Day stands for Victory, Valentine and Vagina! V-Day is a global activist movement, which aims to end gendered violence. “V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM), and sex slavery” (vday.org). The V-Day movement is growing at a rapid pace throughout the world in 140 countries. To learn more about how to get involved in V-Day events sponsored by the WRRC such as Vagina:HerStories email: wrrc@ucdavis.edu

By: Duyen Ho

TALKING BACK

Stop Gender Stereotyping By: Joy Evans Women’s boxing will be included in the 2012 Summer Olympics for the first time in history, but the International Boxing Association (AIBA) will soon make a decision on whether the sport will participate in the twenty-first century or not. In January, the AIBA will decide on the Olympians dress code and has suggested female boxers might be required to wear miniskirts. According to the AIBA miniskirts will make female athletes look “elegant” and “distinguish” them from their male counterparts. Elizabeth Plank, a female boxer based in London, is petitioning the AIBA to abandon the miniskirt regulation. Plank thinks “Suggesting that female boxers should wear skirts reduces skilled athletes to sexual objects…Furthermore, forcing female boxers to wear a uniform they are not comfortable in may have direct consequences on their performance.” Let’s hope folks at AIBA stop gender stereotyping about what females should wear and start focusing on the fight.

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WRRC Women's Writes January 2012  

Women’s Writes is a monthly online newsletter that promotes events, news, and resources that contribute to women’s rights, gender equity, an...

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